Tips to Stay Safe from COVID-19

Use of Face Masks

Wear your face masks properly and make sure there are no gaps between your face and the mask.

Sanitize Frequently

Always sanitize your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Wash Your Hands
Frequently

It is important to disinfect your hands by washing them frequently. It helps to stop the spread of the virus through your hands.

Avoid Touching Your
Eyes, Face and Mouth

The COVID-19 virus can stay on an infected surface for up to 3 hours and this means that one can pick it up on infected surfaces. So, when you touch any surface, avoid touching your eyes, nose and ears until you have washed your hands.

Practice
Social Distancing

It is suggested that you keep 1 Meter – 1.5 Meter distance. Practicing social distancing  can also help to protect yourself.

Cough into a tissue

You can avoid the spread of the virus by coughing and sneezing into a tissue.

If you feel sick,
Stay at home!

Don’t wait too long, if you notice any of the said symptoms of the virus, stay at home and contact a doctor.

Clean up Frequently

Clean your home, office and every object that is being touched frequently

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.

The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.

How it spreads

Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.

People may be sick with the virus for 1 to 14 days before developing symptoms. The most common symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment.

More rarely, the disease can be serious and even fatal. Older people, and people with other medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), may be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill.


People may experience:
• cough
• fever
• tiredness
• difficulty breathing (severe cases)

There’s currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease (COVID-19).


You can protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others if you:

Do
• Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub
• Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze
• Avoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell
• Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell

Don’t
• Touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean

There is no specific medicine to prevent or treat coronavirus disease (COVID-19). People may need supportive care to help them breathe.


If you develop a fever, cough, and have difficulty breathing, promptly seek medical care. Call in advance and tell your health provider of any recent travel or recent contact with travelers.

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